Camp Hill doctor sentenced for illegal painkiller prescriptions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Cumberland County doctor will serve up to 23 months of confinement for prescribing pain relievers without performing medical exams.

Joseph T. Acri, 58, of Camp Hill, was sentenced last week to 3-23 months of confinement, followed by 24 months of probation, after he pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful prescription of controlled substances.

He is eligible for work release, according to court records.

Acri was charged in February after the state attorney general’s office said he prescribed extremely high doses of OxyContin and Oxycodone without exams between February 2011 and March 2014.

Authorities said he wrote multiple prescriptions with a pad from the Carlisle Regional Medical Center when he was not affiliated with the hospital.

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